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Drowned in Sound: The Drums - Encyclopedia

July 2014

Last year Baked came out with a tape called S/T Cassette.  Two songs short, it's enough to see where the band is coming from; they're not afraid to blur themselves, letting the sounds melt into landscape jams.  On Debt, their debut off Exploding in Sound, Baked is still melting, but it's a much more guided flow.  The album mixes high velocities with the turned down mellow feels that Baked just seems to ooze from every orifice.   R.J. Gordon's vocals take a back seat under a wash of reverb, sitting just below the pop driven melodies that surround him.  "Mick Jagger" especially is a stunner, where Yoni David's drumming drives the tune as the rest of the sounds float in zero gravity.  There's something unobtainably attractive about this band's sound, whether it's because they remind us of England's long lost Wu Lyf, or because they channel Bedhead at the same time. - Jake Saunders

The 60's
Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
The 70's
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Lydia Lunch
The Contortions  
The 80's
Sonic Youth
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
The Feelies
Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
Arto Lindsay
Sonic Youth
The Fleshtones
The 90's

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Yo La Tengo
Soul Coughing
Cat Power
The 00's
The Strokes
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear

This is a preview of the new Deli charts - we are working on finalizing them by the end of 2013.

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Fall 2013, NYC issue #32 (CMJ)
Read it here


Rock and Blues Benefit Festival to Help Save the Bolton Fair & Fairgrounds -- Sat. 10/13

This is a fundraiser to save the Bolton Fair and Fairgrounds. In 2012, the Bolton Fair had a very poor turnout because of three days of rain, this created deep financial trouble. If the Bolton Fair doesn't make enough money this year to pay their bills, their fifty-three acres of land will be sold to housing developers and the fair will close for good. The Bolton Fair was established in 1874. Since the beginning, the Bolton Fair has been run entirely by a volunteer staff. Support local music and help save the Bolton Fair this Saturday, October 13.

Gates 11am -- Bands 12-6pm -- Rain or shine
Food supplied by Firefly's Bodacious Bar-B-Que

5:00 PM ~ The Bruce Marshall Group (pictured)
4:00 PM ~ James Montgomery Blues Band
3:00 PM ~ Eastwood Peak
2:00 PM ~ The Chris Fitz Band
1:00 PM ~ Butch Bazillion & Lost
12:00 PM ~ Marty Beecy & The Rogue Loons

$20 in Advance Online with Credit Cards
$25 at the Gate with Cash Only
Children 10 and Under are Free.


The Fairgrounds at Lancaster
318 Seven Bridge Road (Rt 117)
Lancaster, MA 01523

--The Deli Staff

Squidhouse of Horror Halloween Show -- Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys + special guests @ BMH

This Halloween, Boston's own Walter Sickert brings you the Squidhouse of Horror -- a night of masquerade music and mayhem at Brighton Music Hall.

Hosted by Johnny Blazes- a vaudeville performer notorious throughout the US for combining glitter with sophistication, clowning with drag, and burlesque.

XNY - The Brooklyn based rock duo is making a special trip up to their old stompin' grounds for a Halloween extravaganza full of tricks and treats.

Darling Pet Munkee (CD Release) - Releasing their second EP,  _You Better Believe It!_, the night of the show.

Moe Pope - Brings abstract prose and pure adrenalin-fueled-angst to the stage, he's the treat to lure you into the trick.

Walter Sickert & the ARmy of BRoken TOys - Always full of deceptive, dexterous, ingenious feats of musical mayhem, special surprises abound including covers you've been clamoring for, and a special preview of their new album Soft Time Traveler.

Interstitial burlesque performances to some of your favorite creepy hits by the Bunny Collaborative.

Wednesday, October 31, Brighton Music Hall
Doors 8 PM; Show 9 PM; 18+
Advance Box Office Price $15
Halloween Night!

Click here to RSVP and click here to buy tickets in advance.

--The Deli Staff

Deli CMJ Shows 2012: Young Magic, Wildlife Control. EndAnd, Foxygen, Snowmine, Hundred Waters, Dynasty Electric, You Bred Raptors? + a TON MORE!!


We can finally announce The Deli's CMJ 2012 shows! All the links to the bands' music profiles are here. We booked 82 bands!!!

The Deli's Staff

Mean Creek Release New Music Video; Support Counting Crows on Fall Tour

Boston-based rock quartet Mean Creek are excited to announce the release of the music video for their new single, "Young & Wild". Directed by P. Nick Curran of Loroto Productions, the video for "Young & Wild" captures the innocence, the excitement and the carefree joy of youthful moments reflected in the song's message.

In addition to the release of the video, Mean Creek recently announced their November tour of the U.S. supporting Counting Crows. Marking the band's second stint with Counting Crows, the tour will begin on Tuesday, October 23 in Port Chester, NY, at The Capitol Theatre and will take in 14 evenings across the U.S., culminating in an appearance at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, on Saturday, November 24. Prior to the tour, the band will be performing as part of this year's CMJ Music Marathon from October 16-19.

Mean Creek will be playing in Boston, MA on October 11 at Brighton Music Hall. The show is the official release of Youth Companion.

Q&A with The Deli's Band of the Month: Hey Ice Machine

Deli NE: How did the band start?

Hey Ice Machine: All the members of the band have been playing in the local Boston music scene for a long time in some pretty great bands (Fuzzy, Frank Smith, Mittens, Come, Muy Cansado, Thalia Zedek, Consonant, etc.). We decided to get together and jam and write some songs. We kept it relaxed and really had no expectations other than to hang out and play music. In the end we wrote a lot of great songs and decided to put out an album.

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Q&A with the deli's Band of the Month: Hey Ice Machine
by Chrissy Prisco

Deli NE: How did the band start?

Hey Ice Machine: All the members of the band have been playing in the local Boston music scene for a long time in some pretty great bands (Fuzzy, Frank Smith, Mittens, Come, Muy Cansado, Thalia Zedek, Consonant, etc.). We decided to get together and jam and write some songs. We kept it relaxed and really had no expectations other than to hang out and play music. In the end we wrote a lot of great songs and decided to put out an album.

Deli NE: Where did the band name, Hey Ice Machine, come from?


“Hey Ice Machine” came from lyrics from a Minutemen song.

Deli NE: What are your biggest musical influences?

Biggest musical influences just to name a few: Rolling Stones, The Band, Built To Spill, The Walkmen, Television, The Louvin Brothers, Charles Mingus, The Remains, etc.

Deli NE: What artists (local, national and/or international) are you currently listening to?

HIM: Currently we are listening to: Don Cherry, OV Wright, Dinosaur Jr., Alice Coltrane, The Wipers, Al Green, Bill Callahan, etc.

Deli NE: What's the first concert that you ever attended and first album that you ever bought?

HIM: First Concert: J. Geils Band, Allman brothers; first Album: Rock and Roll Over by Kiss, Licensed To Ill by The Beastie Boys.

Deli NE: What do you love about New England’s music scene?

HIM: The best thing about the New England music scene is the camaraderie between the bands as well as the music resources i.e. local radio, music publications and venues. There is also a good amount of respect and appreciation between musicians in New England and it creates a great environment in which to be creative.

Deli NE: What would you like to see change in the local music scene?

HIM: The local music scene is always evolving so it’s hard to pinpoint areas that need change. It’s a frustrating business with so much competition, so you roll with the punches and just enjoy the fact that you get to play music with good friends.

Deli NE: What are your plans for the upcoming year?

HIM: This past year has been pretty busy for us so we would like to keep the momentum going. Looking forward to touring at the beginning of next year (2013).

Deli NE: What was your most memorable live show?

HIM: Most memorable live shows for us would be: Otis Clay opening for Ann Peebles, Steely Dan, John Fogerty,

Deli NE: Is there someone who has helped your band grow through support?

HIM: I don’t think we could narrow down any one person who has been more supportive than others. Our friends, fans, family, peers have all been great and continue to help us grow as musicians.

Deli NE: Is there a piece of equipment you couldn't live without and why?

HIM: A lot of our equipment has been with us for many years so just like anything else it’s always an uncomfortable feeling when a situation arises and you can’t use it.

Deli NE: Why do you read The Deli?

HIM: The Deli is one of the great resources that we mentioned above that is out to help local musicians. There is so much local music all over the country and The Deli brings some organization to it. You help so many bands get their music out there in addition to connecting musicians with each other. We can’t say enough nice things about it!


Hey Ice Machine



Hey Ice Machine




Tall Heights EP Release at Lizard Lounge -- Tuesday, Sept. 25

Boston-based folk rock act Tall Heights will be winding up a month-long Tuesday night residency at The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge on September 25th. With captivating vocal harmonies that drive along a folk-inspired accompaniment of cello and acoustic guitar, Tall Heights create an expansive and encompassing sound for just two people. The act is celebrating the release of their new EP, The Running of the Bulls. --The Deli Staff

Tuesday, September 25th
Tall Heights (residency and EP release)-- w/ special guests
The Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
8:30 pm / 9 pm / $10
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/267582



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